Stormy 24 Hours On Tap

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in place for Central Indiana until 9pm, and marks the beginning of a stormy period between now and Thursday.


Heavy rain and lightning will impact everyone the next 24 hours.  Areas of damaging wind and large hail will also occur…with wind gusts >60mph and nickel to golf ball sized hail in stronger storms.  This set-up is not particularly suitable for tornadoes, but brief spin-ups certainly can’t be ruled out.


It appears there will be two waves of storms to impact the region.  The first impact the I-70 corridor now through early evening.  RPM RPM_1 RPM_2

The second wave occurs late tonight into Thursday… with a big impact on the morning commute tomorrow.  Most of the region will see at least 1″ of rainfall, with local amounts of 3″+ possible.  One component in the severe weather set-up is a contrast in air masses.  Temps have hit 80+ today, and begin in the 60s Thursday.


But colder returns by Friday morning and sets the stage for a couple of chilly days.

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But in true spring fashion, a quick resurgence to the 70s shows up early next week… our next best storm chance too.



Be weather aware this afternoon and tonight and don’t forget to download the WTHR Weather ‘App to get the latest radar and warnings.